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Brindled Pug
Eupithecia abbreviata
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Mottled Pug
Eupithecia exiguata

(Hübner, 1809-13) 1819 / 70.184

A common resident.

Found in woodland and scrub and often gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults come to light.

Note Similar to Brindled Pug but discal spot is larger, there are three dark dashes beyond the discal spot and there are two pale patches extending to the wing margin in fresh specimens.

Recorded in 103 (74%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-12mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Dogwood
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
03/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
01/07/2019 to 07/07/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK00
28/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
27/06/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO33

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